A job well done!

WATCH: Star Wars Episode I: Racer Remade In Unreal 4 Engine

The Star Wars games of the past few years have been…well…not so great, but there’s some back-in-the-day titles that are bonafide classics. One of those classic games is none other than Star Wars Episode I: Racer, which originally launched way back when in 1999.
Seeing as it’s now 20 years old, it’s been very kindly given the Unreal Engine 4 treatment, courtesy of modder RobJin.

Credit: LucasArts

RobJin started on a mission to learn how to create using Unreal Engine 4, but the test project turned into something much, much more special.

Check out the infinitely impressive trailer below.

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In the trailer’s description, RobJin writes: “Hello everyone, here’s my last personal project on which I work since about 10 months, during my free time and after my work.

“At first it was only an exercise to learn the basics of Unreal Engine, but it went a bit too far …. In my madness I tried to recreate a demo version of the game star wars pod racer released in 1999 on Arcade, N64 and DREAMCAST ❤

“It is still very far from perfect (animation, optimization …) and I still have a lot of things to learn but the game is playable and we can control the Anakin pod on the map Mos Espa, Tatooine.

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Credit: LucasArts

“I thank the EU4 community and Epic Games for the amount of tutorials and shared guides. PS: it’s my first step with an unreal engine, and in the video game … do not be too hard with me.”

With the amount of love the project is getting all over the web, we can’t imagine anyone giving RobJin a hard time!

Credit: LucasArts/RobJin

Check out more details on the project right here, or download it for yourself here.

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This is probably the closest we’re going to get to recreating the feeling of playing this game for the first time as a kid…

Featured Image Credit: LucasArts/RobJin